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For questions about the chronology of the events in a story.
For questions about morals in the literary sense - lessons that can be derived from a story. Not to be used for general questions about right and wrong in a story.
For questions about the series known as The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Use in conjunction with [suzanne-collins].
Questions about the author George R. R. Martin and his works, the most famous of which are the novels in the fantasy series 'A Song of Ice and Fire'.
Questions related to the theater in England between the early 1560s and 1642 (the closing of the theaters ordered by the Long Parliament). This covers theatrical works written during the reigns of Eli…
For questions about the concept of authorial intent. Please do not use this tag for questions about authors' intentions as they relate to a specific passage of text.
Questions related to William Shakespeare's tragedy Julius Caesar, which was probably written in 1599. Use this tag in conjunction with [william-shakespeare].
Questions related to allegories, i.e. a type of text in which a metaphor is extended throughout the entire narrative. Examples include the cave allegory in Book VII of Plato's Republic, and Edmund Spe…
For questions about the use of pseudonyms by authors. Use this tag with the tag for the author in question.
A play by William Shakespeare, focusing on the Jew Shylock. Use this tag with the [william-shakespeare] tag.
Questions about the works of William Sydney Porter (1862-1910) or his life as a writer. He is more famously known by his pseudonym, O. Henry.
Questions about the works of 19th-century English author Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) or about her life as a writer. She is most famous for her novel Jane Eyre.
Questions about the life or works of Rumi (1207-1273), a Persian Muslim poet. Questions about his short poems should be tagged with [poetry]. Questions about his works should be also tagged with [pers…
For questions about the Epic of Gilgamesh, an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia (c. 2100 BC) which is one of the oldest surviving works of literature in the world. Use this tag with the tag [sumerian…
Questions about a motif, i.e. a recurring element, such as a specific phrase or formulation, a character type, a type of incident or a device, which, through repetition, may contribute to a specific l…
Questions about works of literature that were originally written in the Korean language, regardless of whether they were written or published in Korea or elsewhere.
Questions about the works of the Ukrainian author Andrey Kurkov (born 1961), who writes in Russian. Use with the tag [russian-literature].
For questions about the set of legends about King Arthur. Various sources for this legend include the Mabinogion, Le Morte d'Arthur, the Brut, Historia Regum Britanniae, and others.
Questions about the works of Charles Darwin (1809–1882) or his life as a writer.
Questions about Terry Pratchett's series of comic fantasy novels that are set on the planet Discworld. Use this tag with the tag [terry-pratchett].
Questions about the works of William Faulkner (1897-1962) or his life as a writer.
For questions about Anna Karenina, the novel by Leo Tolstoy. Use in conjunction with the [leo-tolstoy] and [russian-literature] tags.
For questions about A Song of Ice and Fire, the series by George R. R. Martin. Use in conjunction with [george-r-r-martin].
Questions related to the works of Thomas Deloney (c. 1543 – April 1600) and his life as a writer. Deloney published ballads and "novels". He is best known for "Jack of Newbury ".
For questions regarding the life and works of the Russian playwright and short-story writer Anton Chekhov (1860 – 1904). Uses this tag with the [russian-literature] tag. If the question is about a sho…
Questions about 'The Waste Land' (1922), the poem by T.S. Eliot. Use this tag with the [t-s-eliot] tag.
For questions regarding authors' creation of new words (e.g. "tintinnabulation" by Edgar Allan Poe).
Questions about works of Turkish author Elif Shafak (1971) or her life as a writer. Questions about her works originally published in Turkish should be tagged with [turkish-literature].
Questions about the the works of US author Brandon Sanderson (born 1975) or his life as a writer. Most of his literary works fall under the umbrella of his Cosmere universe. He is perhaps best known f…
Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by John Milton. It was first published in 1667, with a second, revised edition in 1674. Use with the [john-milton] tag.
Questions about the works of the American writer and professor Isaac Asimov (1920 – 1992) and his life as a writer.
For questions about the Polish science fiction author Stanisław Herman Lem (1921-2006) or about any of his literary works.
Questions about 'L'Etranger', the novel by Albert Camus originally written in French and usually translated as either 'The Outsider' (UK) or 'The Stranger' (USA). Use in conjunction with [albert-camus…
For questions about "The Brothers Karamazov" (also "The Karamazov Brothers"), the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevski. Use with the [russian-literature] and [fyodor-dosotyevski] tags.
Questions about the works of early 20th-century English writer Virginia Woolf (née Stephen; 1882-1941) or her life as a writer.
Questions about the Persian epic poem 'Shahnameh' (c. 977 – 1010 CE). Questions about this work should be tagged with [ferdowsi] and [persian-literature].